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ASRT Names 2015 Life Members and Fellows

Apr 20, 2015

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists will award Life Member status to two members and bestow the status of Fellow on three members during the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. June 26-28.

The Society's newest Life Members are Eileen M. Maloney, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT; and William H. May, M.Ed., R.T.(R), FASRT. Fellows are Anne Brittain, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), CPHQ; Sandra Hayden, M.A., R.T.(T); and Donita Shipman, R.T.(R)(M)(QM).

Maloney and May are the 28th and 29th members elevated to Life Member status since the award was inaugurated in 1938. Life Members are active ASRT members who have maintained continuous membership for at least 30 years and have participated in a range of volunteer activities that demonstrate dedication to the ASRT and the radiologic technology profession. Candidates who receive the honor are selected by at least a three-quarters vote of the ASRT Board of Directors.

Maloney is chairperson and professor of radiography at Passaic County Community College in New Jersey. A registered radiologic technologist for more than 47 years and a member of the ASRT for more than 41 years, she is a former president and chairman of the ASRT Board of Directors. Her ASRT service also includes leadership of advisory panels, committees and task forces. She was elevated to the status of Fellow in 1990. Maloney was also appointed by the ASRT to The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board of Trustees and served for eight years. She is a former president of the New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technologists and was awarded life member status by the NJSRT in 1997.

May is the director of the radiologic technology program at Fortis Institute of Cookeville, Tennessee. An ASRT member since 1971, May served as the organization's youngest elected president and chairman of the Board of Directors. His tenure also includes service on dozens of boards, committees and task forces and attendance at 42 annual meetings. The ASRT named him a Fellow in 2006. At a local level, May has held leadership positions in three state affiliate organizations and was awarded an honorary membership to the Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technology.

The ASRT established the honorary Fellow category in 1956 to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and to ASRT. Fellows have volunteered in leadership positions at the national and local levels, written articles for publication, presented at professional meetings and helped advance the radiologic science profession.

Brittain has served in many significant positions since she joined the ASRT in 1994, including delegate in the Quality Management Chapter, and roles on task forces, councils, committees and project groups. She also served as president of the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists where she was awarded life member status in 2008. She is currently the performance improvement project manager at Palmetto Health, Columbia, South Carolina.

Hayden is currently ASRT's president-elect and will be elevated to president in June 2015. Her volunteer service with ASRT includes her tenure as a delegate for the Radiation Therapy Chapter and as chairman of the Radiation Therapy Steering Committee. She also has served in a leadership capacity for both the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, including the role of president for the MSRT. She is a noted lecturer at national and international conferences, has testified at a congressional hearing and presented before the Food and Drug Administration. She is currently the administrative director of radiation therapy services at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Shipman has been an ASRT member since 1990. In addition to serving as a delegate for the Quality Management and Mammography chapters, she has been active in various roles as a volunteer on ASRT committees, subcommittees and workgroups. Among her other accomplishments are state affiliate leadership positions including a term as president of the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, where she received life member status. Shipman is currently the imaging informatics coordinator at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri.

The ASRT membership will honor the recipients at the Honors Evening Reception at the annual governance meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. on June 27.

For more information about the awards, the ASRT or the radiologic science profession, visit www.asrt.org.

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